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B. Herold Griffith, A&S '47, professor of surgery and chief of plastic surgery (emeritus) at Northwestern University, was recently elected to honorary membership in the British Association of Plastic Surgeons. He was previously the chairman of the American Board of Plastic Surgery and of the Plastic Surgery Research Council.


Frank White, A&S '54, is actively continuing his flight instructing in Vero Beach, Florida. Before retirement, he was a Boeing 747 captain for the Pan American World Airways.


Howard M. Lenhoff, A&S '55 (PhD), is professor emeritus of biological sciences at the University of California, Irvine, and adjunct professor of biology, University of Mississippi, Oxford. In February, the JHU Press published Williams-Beuren Syndrome: Research, Evaluation, and Treatment, which he edited. In November, his daughter, Gloria, performed in the Opera Memphis production of Samson and Delilah.


S. Max Doubrava, A&S '56, received a JD degree in 2003 from the Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Ann Hennessy, SPSBE '56 (MEd), has published a new memoir, Becoming Ann: A Baltimore Childhood, available through bookstores and Signed copies are available from the author at


Louis M. Sherwood, A&S '57, is the president and chairman of the board of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Physicians and Investigators. He retired in 2002 after 10 years as senior vice president for medical and scientific affairs in the U.S. Human Health Division of Merck & Co. He now works as an independent consultant and holds appointments at the University of Pennsylvania and Albert Einstein College of Medicine.


Mary Jean Scott Silk, A&S '58 (PhD), enjoyed many family visits during the holiday season. She is still working and continues as churchwarden. Her husband, Edward, continues to suffer foot and knee ailments and has had the lenses in both eyes replaced.


Millard F. Beatty Jr., Engr '59, '65 (PhD), professor emeritus and former chair of the Department of Engineering Mechanics at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, was elected in 2005 to the rank of fellow of the Society of Engineering Science. Though twice retired, he is active in society affairs and is currently engaged in research on topics in finite elasticity.


Lieselotte E. Kurth, A&S '60 (MA), '63 (PhD), chairman of the German Department from 1980 to 1987, was selected by the South Atlantic Modern Language Association as a 2005 honorary member.


Michael Lee Sher, A&S '61, an international lawyer based in New York, is deputy secretary-general of the Union Internationale des Avocats. He proposed the International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which was convened in the United Nations General Assembly during its seventh annual moot arbitration during the UNCITRAL Congress.


Karl Albrecht, A&S '63, has published his new book, Social Intelligence: The New Science of Success (Wiley/Jossey-Bass).

William E. Butler, SAIS '63, '70 (PhD), has been appointed the John Edward Fowler Distinguished Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, and professor emeritus of comparative law at the University of London. A two-volume Festschrift has been published in his honor by Russian and Western colleagues, and he has been elected to a third term as a member of the International Court of Commercial Arbitration (Russia).

Pearl Fu, Peab '63, is founder/organizer and executive director of Roanoke, Virginia's premier multicultural year-round program, LOCAL COLORS. The organization helps people acclimate to life in America, sponsoring lectures, performances, workshops, and programs about cultural sensitivity.


Eugene W. Zeltmann, A&S '64 (MS), '67 (PhD), was re-elected last year as chairman of the Electric Power Research Institute. He is the president and CEO of the New York Power Authority, the nation's largest state-owned electric utility. He and his wife, Susan, have two children and live in Clifton Park, New York.


Juan Alva, Med '65 (PGF), writes: "I have been organizing the Osler Society of North Carolina to introduce medical students of four schools in N.C. to the teachings of Sir William Osler. The schools are University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Duke, Wake Forest, and East Carolina University." Donald F. Bean, Med '65, has retired from active clinical practice.


Stuart Linas, A&S '66, received the Outstanding Teacher Award at Denver Health's annual medical staff dinner on September 21, 2005. Linas is widely acknowledged by residents as an excellent teacher and has been consistently ranked in the top 10 percent by residents from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center who train at Denver Health Medical Center.

Ellen Bick Meier, SPSBE '66 (MAT), literary critic and college teacher in Copenhagen, has published June Nights, a biography of Danish jazz violinist Svend. She is currently seeking an American publisher.


David L. Terzian, A&S '67, has retired from government service as senior trial counsel with the Constitutional and Specialized Torts Branch, Civil Division, U.S. Department of Justice. He has been named of counsel to the Richmond, Virginia, law firm of Rawls & McNelis, where he will be specializing in vaccine injury and medical malpractice litigation. When he is not practicing law, he plays cello in the Mary Washington University Community Orchestra in Fredericksburg, Virginia, rides his motorcycle, andcollects antique automobiles.


Henry M. Hockerman, A&S '68, writes: "I just started a new law firm, Hockerman, Tortorella & Wekstein, LLP, specializing in land use law and environmental litigation, serving the commercial and residential development industry." Sharon Lynn Kagan, A&S '68 (MLA), professor of early childhood and family policy, co-director of the National Center for Children and Families, and associate dean for policy at Teachers College, Columbia University, and adjunct professor at Yale University's Child Study Center, has been recognized nationally and internationally for her unique ability to produce and convert first-rate scholarship to the construction of child and family policy, most recently as a recipient of the internationally prestigious James Bryant Conant Award. She is a frequent consultant to federal government organizations, numerous states, foundations, corporations, and professional associations, and serves on over 40 national boards or panels.

Jamil D. Simon, A&S '68, writes: "I am celebrating 35 years running my communication consulting business! I was recently remarried to Yolauta Kovalko."


Dennis A. Estis, A&S '69, a partner in the Woodbridge office of Greenbaum, Rowe, Smith & Davis LLP, has been named co-chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution in Construction Committee of the Section of Dispute Resolution of the American Bar Association. He is a member of the firm's Litigation Department and chairs its Construction Practice Group.

Rick Kinnaird, A&S '69, and Shelby Anderson Kinnaird, SPSBE '94 (MS), have launched a new free electronic magazine about Hatteras Island called Half Vaster. The monthly e-zine will contain articles about the people, food, and tourist attractions of North Carolina's Outer Banks, especially Hatteras Island. Read the premier issue of Half Vaster at january/cover.shtml.

Owen Surman, Med '69, announces the publication of After Eden, A Love Story. He writes: "I wrote Eden after losing my wife from ovarian cancer. The book has been included in the library of the Dana Farber Cancer Center, and Gilda's Club Worldwide requested that I make it available to affiliates. It is available at and through major bookstores."


Herbert James Paine, SAIS '70, writes: "I have recently retired from my third career. First, I was a U.S. Army officer (Ordnance) after JHU ROTC. Second, I was an R&D physicist for the U.S. Navy for 30 years developing stealth technology. Third, I was senior scientist for a small Department of Defense contractor, where I developed and populated an interactive, online database of worldwide military systems. My wife and I have two lovely daughters and one granddaughter (so far)."


Peter M. Batts, A&S '71, writes: "The Mellen Press published my historical study, Henri-Dominique Lacordaire's Re-establishment of the Dominican Order in Nineteenth Century France, in July 2004.

Daniel W. Brown, A&S '71, writes: "This past summer, I retired as superintendent of the Blue Ridge Parkway. I had been with the National Park Service since the summer after graduation and had several previous superintendencies before taking over the Parkway a number of years ago."

Alexander Rosenberg, A&S '71 (PhD), the R. Taylor Cole Professor of Philosophy at Duke University, has been awarded the Romanell-Phi Beta Kappa Professorship in Philosophy for 2006-07. Rosenberg's lecture series is titled "The Meaning of Darwinism."


Peter D. W. Heberling, A&S '72, and Quadrant Management Inc. have purchased the assets of UniPure Corp. and founded UniPureEnergy Corp., where Heberling will serve as CEO and director. The company's assets include patents that remove sulphur from oil, natural gas, and diesel fuel, and others that separate oil emulsions into clean water, sediment, and dry oil that can be refined.

James Howard Wyche, A&S '72 (PhD), a scientist specializing in cell and molecular biology and an award-winning educator, has been named vice provost for academic affairs at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He also holds the Edith Kinney Gaylord Presidential Professorship in the department of biochemistry and molecular biology there and this year is serving as a visiting professor at the National Key Laboratory for Applied Organic Chemistry at Lanzhou University in China.


Robert M. Bencivenga, A&S '73, writes: "I have worked for nearly 25 years as an attorney for three legal services programs for the poor, in New York and Florida." Gerard Hergenroeder, SPSBE '73 (MS), is a global banking consultant and former banking executive for payment systems and retail banking. Randolph Runyon, A&S '73, has published The Art of the Persian Letters: Unlocking Montesquieu's Secret Chain (University of Delaware Press). Runyon is professor of French at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1977.


Raymond Daniel Burke, A&S '74, has joined the firm of Ober/Kaler as a principal. He focuses his practice on construction and real estate development law with a recognized expertise in matters relating to condominium and other multi-unit development issues.

Jonathan H. Nowick, A&S '74, Bol '75, SAIS '75, writes: "I am currently transitioning out of a 30-year career with the U.S. Government and seeking employment in the private sector."


Lore Mason Levitt, A&S '75, writes that his wife, Candy, passed away from metastatic breast cancer on September 2, 2005.

Nancy L. Rosenberg Nicolson, A&S '75, chief executive officer of the Institute for Molecular Medicine, and Garth L. Nicolson have published Project Day Lily. The fictional book is based on a true story and chronicles the events surrounding Gulf war syndrome.


Clifford L. Stanley, SPSBE '77 (MS), president of Scholarship America, has been elected to the White House Fellows Association and Foundation Board of Directors.


Steven F. Rubin, A&S '78, has been inducted into the New Jersey Honor Legion of the Police Departments of the State of New Jersey. He is a New Jersey state police physician and an osteopathic family physician. Rubin is also the president-elect of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians.


Kenneth C. Feinberg, A&S '79, with his partner Chris Davis, was named the top domestic mutual fund manager of 2005 by Morningstar. Feinberg is the proud father of Lance and Dylan, co-manages $75 billion in assets, and sends a warm hello to all his classmates.

Charles Weinstein, A&S '79 (MLA), is living in the Boston area and working as senior vice president for real estate, planning and development at Children's Hospital Boston.

Charles J. Yeo, Med '79, has been selected as the new Samuel D. Gross Professor and Chair of Surgery at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia.


Jan A. Bruijn, A&S '80, professor of pathology at Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands, has been elected president of the international Renal Pathology Society (RPS). Bruijn is the first non-American president in the history of the society.

Daniel Hirschhorn, A&S '80, is teaching technical writing at the University of Maryland, College Park, and continues at UMBC and UMUC. He writes: "It is quite satisfying. I continue to do communications consulting as well. I still get out in the bush to mountain bike several times each week, and I have been painting. I hope my old friends are doing well and doing what they really want."

Eric C. King, Engr '80, is working at APL as a senior software engineer. He lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with his life partner, Richard Hall.


Derrick C. Binns, A&S '81, is the senior civil servant for the Ministry of Community Affairs and Sport for the Government of Bermuda with responsibility for the National Library, the Department of Youth Sport and Recreation, the Department of Community and Cultural Affairs, the Human Rights Commission, the Commission for Unity and Racial Equality, and Consumer Affairs.


Michael A. Bruno, A&S '82, writes: "I have returned to the Penn State Hershey College of Medicine Faculty after 2+ years in Phoenix, AZ, where I served as chairman of radiology for Maricopa Medical Center. The whole family is thrilled to be back!"

Leslie Keelty, SPSBE '82 (MS), has been named director of training and development at Dewberry, where she will oversee enterprise-wide training and development efforts. She is currently working toward her doctorate at the George Washington University in education and human development with a concentration in human and organizational systems.

Robert Anthony Page, A&S '82, writes: "My monumental work, Citizen at Large: Speaking Freely and Other Rights of Passage in the Age of Clinton, has been acquired by the National Archives and Records Administration and will be part of the permanent research collection at the Clinton Library in Little Rock, Arkansas."


Pete Berman, A&S '83, writes: "A big hello to JHU alums. I moved to San Francisco last year to work as a medical director at the South of Market Health Center-a community health center focusing on the poor and homeless. It is a nice warm switch from cold Boston, where I did a preventive medicine residency around community health and got a free MPH from BU. Any '83ers please drop me a line at"

Sarah Davis Elias, SPSBE '83, is writing Recalling Longview: An Account of the Longview Texas Riot, July 11, 1919.

N. Adlai A. DePano, Engr '83, (MS), '87 (PhD), writes: "I will be completing my 20th year as a faculty member with the computer science department at the University of New Orleans. The university was the first in New Orleans to open its doors after Katrina. I evacuated to Houston and 'held' classes from there via Internet. To be honest, there are a lot of concerns that still need to be addressed-housing remains a daunting challenge for both faculty and students. But it is a chance-in-a-lifetime to be able to be in the midst of this urban renaissance, to be part of the rebirth of New Orleans. If anyone is interested in coming for a look-see, please let me know."

Jennifer M. Radford, SPH '83, writes: "Sadly, my husband, Edward Radford, formerly professor of environmental medicine in the School of Public Health, died in 2001. I have retired from full-time occupational health work, but keep very busy and would love to see classmates who may be visiting England."


Shiriki Kumanyika, SPH '84, a professor in the department of biostatistics and epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, has won the first-ever American Heart Association Population Research Prize. Kumanyika also received the 2005 Dr. Herbert W. Nickens Epidemiology Award from the Association of Black Cardiologists Inc.


Judy (Schmidt) Batenburg, Engr '86, and her husband, Rich, welcomed Faith Elizabeth on June 30. She joins older siblings Rick and Leigh. They live in Greenwood Village, Colorado, where Judy is an IT director at IHS. She can be reached at

Michael E. Thompson, A&S '86, SPH '02 (PhD), was recently inducted into the Mu Chapter of Phi Beta Delta, the honor society for international scholars.


Eric K. Noji, SPH '87, a medical epidemiologist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and professor of epidemiology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) of the National Academies. Noji has "played the pivotal role in establishing the scientific basis for the rapidly developing discipline of disaster medicine," according to IOM President Harvey Fineberg.


Michelle L. Dobrawsky, A&S '89, received her law degree from Fordham Law School in 1998. She is currently an attorney in private practice and a comic/writer in New York City.

Michael R. Fenzel, A&S '89, and his wife, Lisa, are happy to announce the late September birth of their first child, Marcus. Fenzel is a U.S. Army lieutenant colonel currently serving as deputy commander for Regional Command East (1st Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division) in Khost Province, Afghanistan. He assumes command of 1st Battalion, 508th Airborne this summer in Vicenza, Italy.

Patrick Russell, A&S '89, writes: "We are happy to announce the blessings of not only having twins, but getting a boy and a girl. Devon Elizabeth and Drew Valentine arrived in this world on January 4 (three weeks early) and each is a tad under 6 lbs. Both are doing well; Mom is recovering nicely; and big brother Kyle is trying to figure it all out and drinking heavily."


Chris Beard, Med '90 (PhD), has won the 2006 Phi Beta Kappa Book Award in Science for The Hunt for the Dawn Monkey: Unearthing the Origins of Monkeys, Apes, and Humans (University of California Press, 2004). He is curator and head of the section of vertebrate paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Carolyn J. Kahn-Hall, A&S '90, writes: "Jeff and I are the proud parents of Andrew Donald Hall, born June 24, 2005. I went back to work at Verizon at the end of September. Friends can reach me at"

Karen Snchez-Eppler, a professor of American studies and English at Amherst College, has published Dependent States: The Child's Part in 19th-Century American Culture (University of Chicago Press, 2005).


Fletcher M. Munter, Med '91, writes: "I was recently appointed as program director for the radiology residency of the National Capital Consortium (combined Walter Reed Army/Bethesda Navy Program)."


Steven H. Blum, A&S '92, and his wife, Robyn, proudly announce the birth of their son, Jacob Brandon (Ya'akov Dov). Steven is now senior legal counsel (guidance & legislation) with the IRS Office of Chief Counsel in Washington D.C.


Charles N. Curlett Jr., A&S '93, has joined Saul Ewing LLP as an associate in the litigation department in the firm's Baltimore office, concentrating his practice in corporate litigation. Prior to joining Saul Ewing, he was an assistant district attorney in the New York County District Attorney's office.

Tina (Love) Mertz, A&S '93, Nurs '95, and her husband Bob Mertz, A&S '94, welcomed their third child, Lucy, in January. Bob finished his fellowship and they relocated to the Sacramento area, where he is working as a neonatologist, and Tina is working as a NICU nurse.

Diego F. Wyszynski, SPH '93, '96 (PhD), is editor of Neural Tube Defects: From Origin to Treatment (Oxford University Press). This is his second edited book; Cleft Lip and Palate: From Origin to Treatment was published in 2002. Christi Zohlen, Nurs '93, earned her MSN in 1999 from the University of Florida.


Christopher P. Coppola, Med '94, writes: "My wife, Meredith, and I just self-published a compilation of my letters home from Iraq as a benefit for Fisher House, a home away from home for families of injured soldiers undergoing treatment at military medical facilities ( The book is called Made a Difference for That One: A Surgeon's Letters Home from Iraq, and is available at"

Jay Hopler, A&S '94 (MA), writes: "My book, Green Squall, was chosen recently as the winner of the 2005 Yale Series of Younger Poets Award. This award is the oldest annual literary award in America, one of the most prestigious poetry awards in the country and a hugely important deal. The book will be published by Yale University Press in April 2006."

Shimona R. Katz, A&S '94, writes: "I am having fun staying at home with my daughter, Tamar, who turned 2 in October.

Richard H. Savel, Med '94, associate director of the surgical intensive care unit at Maimonides Medical Center and assistant professor of medicine at Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in Brooklyn, helped start the podcasting initiative for the Society of Critical Care Medicine at Ethan J. Skolnick, A&S '94, is living in Boca Raton, FL, working as a sports columnist and enterprise writer for the South Florida Sun-Sentinel newspaper, while co-hosting several sports radio programs.


Evan Crook, A&S '95, writes: "I ran my first marathon November 6, 2005 in New York City. Though I only trained for three weeks, I managed a respectable 04:30:58. The first 18 to 20 miles were the most fun I've ever had. The last 6.2 miles were the most agonizing battle I have ever fought. I ran the LA Marathon on March 19, and I plan to plan to run the NYC Marathon again next year." Diana Mayer, A&S '95 (MA), has published her first book, EvrFigure monde, a literary novel and sequel to Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities. Catherine Schenck-Yglesias, SPH '95, writes: "At USAID, I am working on strategic information for the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, serving as SI adviser on the Tanzania and Latin America & Caribbean Region core teams. I also co-chair The Emergency Plan's Health Management Information System (HMIS) Working Group and represent USAID on health informatics issues with WHO, UNAIDS and the Health Metrics Network."


William E. Colligan, A&S '96 (MA), was promoted to lieutenant colonel in October 2005 at the Pentagon. He writes: "It's not nearly as cool as my oldest daughter winning the grand championship in her high school marching band competition, though-she even has a better uniform than me."

Samantha L. Marks, A&S '96, writes: "Hi everyone! I currently live in Puerto Rico and work as a behavior analyst for children with developmental disorders. I own an educational center. It's always warm and sunny here and I love visitors."


Tamara Elias, Med '97, writes: "My husband Rick and I welcomed the arrival of our second child, Emily Sarah Elias, on December 12, 2005. She joins older brother Isaac (2 1/2 years) at home in Larchmont, NY. I am still working in New York City at McKinsey & Company, as an engagement manager specializing in the healthcare sector, and my husband, whom I met when I was a surgical resident at MGH in Boston, is in private practice in NYC as an oral-maxillofacial surgeon." Jaydeep Kadam, A&S '97, married Sejal Amin in Tampa, Florida, on October 22, 2005. In attendance at the reception were Ranjit Kadam, A&S '96, Mehul Shah, A&S '97, Jeegar Rana, A&S '98, Nick Galifiankis, A&S '97, Neal Nakra, A&S '97, Michelle Dequina Nakra, A&S '96, Anita Hadpawat, A&S '97, Michael Lee, A&S '97, Varsha Reddy, A&S '97, Kartik Ahuja, A&S '01, and Jessica Sharma, A&S '01. Kadam is a hepatology fellow at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York and will do a gastroenterology fellowship at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. He is a partner in New York hotspot Cain.

Gregory D. Stevens, SPH '97, '02 (PhD), has published Vulnerable Populations in the United States (Jossey-Bass 2005) with Leigu Shi at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.


Douglas H. Benevento, A&S '98, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, is leaving his cabinet position in Colorado Governor Bill Owens' administration to join the international law firm Greenberg Traurig. He will be of counsel in its Denver office.

Yah-el Har-el, Engr '98, '05 (PhD), is pursuing a post-doctorate in radiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

Jennifer (Murch) Lawlor, Nurs '98, enjoys working in Boston and the surrounding communities as a nurse for the Visiting Nurses Association of Boston. Her daughter, Madison Olivia Lawlor, was born on August 9, 2005.

Kamyar Nassib, Bol '98, A&S '99, earned his MBA from the University of Southern California in 2005.

Brian C. Salter, Engr '98 and Claudia J. Salter, A&S '98 welcome the birth of their son, Jacob Joe Salter, on November 24th, 2005. 1999

Arvind Bakhru, Engr '99, graduated from Yale with a master's in public health degree in 2001. He married Julie Mallinger, A&S '01, on June 22, 2003 at the Hopkins Club. He graduated from University of Rochester Medical School in 2005, and he is now a resident at the University of Maryland in obstetrics and gynecology. The couple bought a house in Baltimore.

Deron Charkoudian, Engr '99, writes: "I completed my MBA in May 2005 at Carnegie Mellon University. Soon after, I moved to New York City and began full-time employment at Goldman Sachs in its Market Risk Management Division." Jennifer E. Fairman, Med '99 (MA), married Ronald David Schmelzer on September 25, 2005 at the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Massachusetts.

Neil Lobron, SPSBE '99 (MBA), recently joined Flagstar Bank, Troy, Michigan, as first vice president and manager, financial analysis.

Marc Thibault Jr., A&S '99, plans to marry on November 11, 2006. Alton Thompson, Peab '99 (DMA), was recently appointed to the faculty at the Tainan Women's College of Arts and Technology as director of chamber ensembles and teacher of conducting. He was also recently appointed principal conductor of the Tao Yuan Symphonic Band. He continues to serve on the faculty at the Chungkuo University of Technology in Taipei and is guest conductor, lecturer and advisor at National Taiwan Normal University.


David L. Ambrose, A&S '00, received a doctor of osteopathic medicine degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in June 2005.

Mikayo Ando, A&S '00 (MS), SPH '02, received her PhD in education from Tokyo Gakugei University, Japan, in 2005. Her study focused on clarifying psychosocial factors associated with problem behaviors among Japanese early adolescents and developing interventional tech-niques. For her studies, she received the Seisoh Sukemune/Bruce Bain Encouragement of Early Career Research Award from the International Council of Psychologists.

Seth Bilazarian, SPSBE '00 (Cert), a cardiologist with Pentucket Medical Associates, has completed the registration for physicians' vascular interpretation. The PVI examination has been designed to test the knowledge and skills that physicians commonly use when working as part of a team in a vascular laboratory setting.

Cameron M. Birge, A&S '00, is currently enrolled at Cranfield University to earn a master's degree in logistics and supply chain management.

Raphael S. Isaac, A&S '00, is currently pursuing a master's in public policy at Rutgers University's Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy.

William G. Kirst, A&S '00, a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army, writes: "I am currently consulting for BearingPoint in the public sector, and I recently completed the Signal Officer Basic Course for the U.S. Army."

Melissa J. Sia, A&S '00, writes "I am currently earning my MBA in international management, specializing in international development at Thunderbird, the Garvin School of International Management."


Ian T. Durham, Engr '01 (MS), writes: "I received my doctorate in mathematics from Saint Andrews University in Scotland this past summer and I am entering my second year as an assistant professor of physics at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, New Hampshire.

Lynnea M. Grebe, A&S '01, married Stuart D. Jackson, Engr '01, '04 (MS), on December 26, 2005. They reside in Baltimore.

Margaret E. Richards, A&S '01, will be working in Micronesia through June.

Beth (Zeitlin) Shaw, Engr '01, graduated magna cum laude from George Mason University School of Law in May 2005. She has joined the intellectual property law firm Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP and was admitted to practice in Virginia.

Jennifer A. Smith, A&S '01, writes: "I am at the Yale School of Management getting my MBA. I am also recently engaged and will be getting married August 19, 2006, to Christopher Como."


John Barth, Engr '02, and his bridge partner, Mike Develin, won the Non-Life Masters pairs at the Fall North American Bridge Championship in Denver in November 2005.

Amanda Bloom, Engr '02, is engaged to Gavin Mlinar, Hamilton College class of '96. A June 2006 wedding is planned. Christy Peterson, Alison Smith and Katie Carr (all A&S '02) are in the wedding party.

Jorden L. Manasse, A&S '02, is studying veterinary medicine at the University of Glasgow Faculty of Veterinary Medicine in Scotland. She expects to graduate in 2009.

Karen L. Schloeman, Nurs '02, is living in Lusaka, Zambia. Clifford G. Wang, SPSBE '02 (MBA), who has recently moved back to Atlanta after a promotion at Deutsche Bank Securities, was married on July 23, 2005, in Lake Las Vegas, Nevada.


Andrew Kays, A&S '03 (MS), project manager of Northeast Maryland Waste Disposal Authority, writes: "I recently joined the faculty at Villa Julie College in Maryland as an adjunct instructor in the Biology Department. Future plans include the development of an honors seminar in environmental policy as part of a cross-departmental program."

Michael R. Phillips, SPSBE '03 (MBA), was selected as the deputy inspector general for audit at the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. He leads a nationwide audit function consisting of 312 staff members who promote the economy, efficiency, and effectiveness of tax administration by the IRS.

Norah J. Shire, SPH '03, writes: "I'm currently a PhD candidate in epidemiology at the University of Cincinnati, working in viral hepatitis/HIV confection."

Melissa Jean Sky-Eagle, Peab '03 (MM), is a doctor of musical arts candidate at the USC's Thornton School of Music and expects to complete her doctorate in May 2006. She was awarded two major scholarships for the 2005-2006 academic year: a Town and Gown fine arts scholarship, partially funded by actress Sophia Loren, and a doctoral piano performance scholarship from the Thornton School.


Robert R. Manuse, A&S '04 (MA), is an associate with the EBA (Economics and Business Analysis) practice of the global technology consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton, where he provides federal financial management and systems consulting to government agencies.

Roger S. Sahi, Engr '04, is studying at the University of Washington for his master's in astronautics and aeronautics with an anticipated graduation date of 2007.

Benjamin J. Stopper, A&S '04, joined Madison Financial Advisors LLC, a division of Leesport Financial Corp. and an affiliate of Leesport Bank and Madison Bank, last August.


Alistair J. Aaronson, A&S '05, is studying medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine, and expects to graduate in 2010. Edward D. Custer, SPSBE '05 (MS), is president of the Beta Chapter of Alpha Iota Mu.

Sarah E. Lewis, A&S '05 (MS), is currently at the University of California, Berkeley, in the doctor of optometry program. Sidney D. Smith, SPSBE '05, has degrees in health information systems and radiologic technology. He is registered by the American Registry of Radiologic Technologists in magnetic resonance, computed tomography, quality management, and radiography, and he is licensed by the Maryland Board of Physicians as a medical radiation technologist. Monica E. Soderlund, A&S '05, is a law student at the University of Alabama School of Law.

In Memoriam

1932: Harold Greenwald, A&S '32, a beloved longtime history teacher at Baltimore's City College and avid theater buff, died in October. Despite years of debilitating health problems, Greenwald remained active and engaged in his life until his final months.

1932: William Roe Kahl, Engr '32, a former partner in the Baltimore civil engineering firm of Rummel Klepper & Kahl, died in November. A registered professional in 17 states, he was a founder of the Consulting Engineers Council of Maryland and served as its first president. For years, he lived on a large farm in Reisterstown, where he pitched hay, cared for horses, and restored vintage motorcars.

1936: Alfred Seymour Schwartz, Med '36, a leader in a study that contributed to a ban on testing nuclear weapons, died in November. He was a clinical professor at Washington University Medical School and was also vice president and treasurer of the Greater St. Louis Citizens Committee for Nuclear Information, which led the St. Louis Baby Tooth Survey in the 1950s and 1960s.

1939: Theodore MacNeeve Schad, Engr '39, a retired civil engineer and water resource policy expert for government agencies and private organizations, died on October 19. He was the recipient of the Interior Department's Meritorius Service Award and the Woodrow Wilson Award for Distinguished Government Service from the Johns Hopkins University.

1939: Henry Clay Smith, A&S '39 (PhD), died on July 15, 2005. He was described as a scientist, writer, husband, father, grandfather, intellectual, amateur architect, and farmer. For 38 years, he was a professor of psychology at Michigan State University. He is survived by his wife, three children, eight grandchildren, and six great-grandchildren.

1943: Thomas Alonso, A&S '43, died on July 28, 2005. At Johns Hopkins, he played both lacrosse and football. After graduation, he served in the U.S. Navy and skippered a landing craft at Normandy on D-Day. He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, and four grandchildren.

1943: William G. Speed III, Med '43, a Johns Hopkins physician and teacher who studied the common headache, died on November 15. His persistent belief that headaches had an organic cause was proven to be true. Speed was a founding member of what is now the American Headache Society. In 1989, the group presented him with its Distinguished Clinician Award.

1944: Joseph Dill Baker King, Med '44, a Chevy Chase, Maryland, physician and medical school professor prior to his retirement in 1989, died October 15, 2005. He was a board member and consultant to the Visiting Nurses Association of Washington and a docent at the historic Octagon House in Washington.

1947: James Higgins, Med '47, died November 17, 2005. He was a World War II veteran and retired family practice physician. He was an avid golfer and held a private pilot's license.

1948: John Walter Gibson, Engr '48, '51 (MA), '52 (PhD), died December 15, 2005, in Wilmington, North Carolina, of cancer. He was 79. He had been a vice president of IBM and president of their Components Division. He served as the chairman of the Advisory Council at the Whiting School of Engineering and was on the Board of Trustees from 1987 to 1993. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Polly, a daughter, a son, and three grandchildren.

1950: Robert Chester Hays, A&S '50, Med '54, died January 22 at his home in Syracuse, New York. He was an Army veteran and served during World War II, earning the Purple Heart and the Silver Star. Hays was a practicing ob-gyn for more than 40 years. He was a founder of the infertility clinic at SUNY Upstate Medical University. In 1996, he received the President's Award for Distinguished Clinical Teaching from SUNY Upstate Medical University.

1951: Maxwell Keyes Mudge, A&S '51, a retired Alban Tractor Company executive, died in November. A Meals on Wheels of Central Maryland volunteer, he was an avid tennis player, lacrosse fan, and dog fancier.

1951: Karl E. Sussman, A&S '51, died on October 28, 2005, while traveling with his wife of more than 50 years, Joan. Sussman was in Mexico, one of his favorite places, on a tour learning about El Dia de los Muertos.

1952: John T. Burroughs, HS '52, a former surgeon and School of Medicine faculty member, died on November 10, 2004. He played a role in developing the heart-lung machine, CPR and subsequent training, open heart surgery, and coronary bypass surgery. When a tremor ended his surgical career in 1976, he began a career in legal medicine by attending law school at the age of 50. He is survived by his wife and son.

1953: John W. McCarley Jr., Engr '53, died on December 29, 2005. He was a World War II veteran of the Army-Air Corps. He worked for the DuPont Company for 31 years as a construction engineer and was a former Cecil County administrator and a member of the Republican Central Committee. He was a member of the Cecilton Lions Club and enjoyed sailing.

1954: Alan J. Streb, Engr '54, a retired deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Department of Energy and an expert on renewable energy, died in November. He was active in the Boy Scouts of America and served as treasurer and president of Summerfield Farms Community Association.

1955: James Edward Denny, Engr '55, who served as assistant commissioner of patents and trademarks for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, died November 7. His awards included the Presidential Rank of Meritorious Executive in 1985 and the Senior Executive Association's Distinguished Executive Service Award in 1988.

1957: Mary Martha Rodriguez, SPH '57, passed away on October 17, 2005. A lab technician and certified public accountant, she loved mystery novels, Salukis, cooking, and Internet entrepreneurship. She is survived by three children, two sisters, and many cousins, nephews, and nieces.

1958: William David Maxwell, A&S '58 (PhD), the first dean of Texas A&M University's College of Liberal Arts, died in December. He was a consultant to the Royal Thai Government, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Agency for International Development.

1965: Thomas Leonard Harden, SPSBE '65, a retired salesman and outdoorsman, has died of heart failure. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and wildlife photography.

1965: Jack H. Shellenberger, SAIS '65, a retired senior U.S. Information Agency foreign service officer who served as director of programs at the Voice of America and as dean of area studies in the Foreign Service Institute, died on October 24, 2005.

1966: Ann Sara Meltzer, SAIS '66, who consulted with businesses on job training, died on October 17. She was the author of a training handbook, Identifying and Describing the Skills Required by Work, published by the U.S. Department of Labor. She also was a co-author of Workplace Basics: The Essential Skills Employers Want.

1970: Daniel L. Raley, Engr '70, died on August 24. He was an environmental engineer at EA Engineering, Science and Technology in Hunt Valley for 30 years. He produced environmental assessments for nearly every National Park in the continental U.S. and for many U.S. Air Force bases here and overseas.

1975: Paula L. Platt, A&S '75 (MA), a former program director for Dulaney Station, and mental health worker, died in December. She was an avid gardener, who enjoyed art and poetry. She is survived by a daughter, a brother, and a sister.

1980: George M. Baker Jr., SPSBE '80, a retired accountant and Civil War buff, died in November. He was a founding member of the Baltimore Stock Club, an amateur investment group, where he also held offices. He enjoyed travel, sports, and painting.

1990: Jacqueline L. Chambers, SPSBE '90 (MS), who championed breast cancer awareness and was a member of the board of the Maryland affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, died November 3. She is survived by her husband and three children.

1998: Steve Leonard Morris, SPSBE '98 (MA), a beloved high school guidance counselor at Long Reach High School in Howard County, Maryland, died in October 2005. He was a member of Mount Pisgah African Methodist Episcopal Church and received the church's Living Legend Award this year for his contributions to the church. 2002: Jonathan Sabado Lim, Engr '02, '05 (MS), has died.

Heritage Awards
Recognizing outstanding service to Johns Hopkins University.

William Miller III has been a friend and supporter of the Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Philosophy Department for more than a decade. He established and endowed the Miller Prize, awarded annually to a graduate student in philosophy. Miller also sponsors a series of workshops featuring many of the world's foremost philosophy scholars. Considered one of the world's most accomplished mutual fund managers, Miller serves as CEO of Legg Mason Capital Management Inc.

Robert R. Lindgren was Johns Hopkins' vice president for development and alumni relations from 1994 to 2006, leading fundraising, alumni relations, and other development efforts for both the university and the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System. Under Lindgren's leadership, Johns Hopkins has conducted two consecutive and extraordinarily successful fundraising campaigns. The Johns Hopkins Initiative raised more than $1.52 billion in gifts, and the current Knowledge for the World campaign has surpassed the $2 billion mark. In February, Lindgren became the 15th president of Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

Ralph O'Connor, A&S '51, is a university trustee emeritus, a presidential counselor, a former member of the Alumni Council, and a leader of the Class of 1951, which celebrates its 55th reunion this month. O'Connor regularly hosts Hopkins admissions events in Texas and corresponds on behalf of the university. He has been a generous supporter of the Krieger School, Blue Jays Unlimited, and all things athletic; the Ralph S. O'Connor Recreation Center on the Homewood campus was named in recognition of his support of its construction. He was also a major benefactor of the Mattin Arts Center, and he established the Ralph S. O'Connor Scholarship Fund. O'Connor has previously received the Distinguished Alumnus Award and the President's Medal-an honor rarely bestowed by the president of the university-for his exemplary service to Johns Hopkins.

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